Birch Bay Retirement Village

25 Village Inn Road, Bar Harbor, ME, 04609

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Welcome to Birch Bay Village

Birch Bay Village is the area’s premier retirement community overlooking Frenchman Bay on Mount Desert Island. Bordering Acadia National Park, this vibrant community has a rich assortment of recreational activities close at hand.

  • Hiking and carriage trails
  • Restaurants
  • An 18-hole golf course
  • Museums
  • Shopping
  • Symphonies
  • Art galleries
  • Theaters
  • Restaurants just a short van ride away!

Well organized social gatherings including:

  • Summer barbecues
  • Year round educational events
  • Cultural outings
  • Activities are offered for you to enjoy at your leisure. Scheduled transportation is available to assist with shopping, errands and other group excursions.

Personal Care Service Program

Birch Bay Village is licensed to provide limited assisted living and personal care services to residents in our independent living apartments. This means residents can continue to live on their own, even after they find they need some extra care and support but are not quite in need of our around-the-clock residential care living options. Our new Assisted Living Type II licensing. It's just one more way we're working to provide the care and services you need and want.

These services include:

  • RN Services
  • Case management
  • Medication management and administration
  • Foot care
  • CNA/PSS Services
  • Personal Care Assistance
  • Meal preparation and delivery
  • and much more...

Safe Harbor

Specializing in Memory Care & Music Therapy

Safe Harbor is specifically designed for people who benefit from guided assistance with memory care along with support for their activities of daily living. Their personal plan of care offers security while empowering them to feel as independent as possible. Birch Bay’s dementia-trained staff will assist each person, including family members, to navigate the challenges with ease. Through very specialized education, our team has learned how the world looks and feels to someone with dementia. This person-centered approach makes for a peaceful and nurturing experience for everyone to enjoy.

Residents are thoughtfully supported in a safe and healthy atmosphere with an appropriate daily routine including enriched activities and social events. Our programs and individual interactions are tailored to the unique personalities and abilities of each resident. We work closely with the Alzheimer’s Association

Services include:

  • Private rooms with scenic views
  • Three nutritious and appetizing meals
  • Quarterly health assessments
  • Wellness programs emphasizing fitness, nutrition and other good health habits
  • Ongoing observation of physical functioning, and general behavior
  • Personal care assistance
  • Weekly housekeeping & laundry
  • Heat, electrical service, water, and sewer
  • Emergency response system
  • Scheduled transportation
  • Social, cultural, and activities programs
  • Long term care insurance eligible
  • Long & short term accommodations
  • Caregiver Support

Features of Birch Bay Retirement Village

Technology and entertainment

  • Cable TV in resident's rooms
  • Internet in residents' rooms
  • Wi-fi in residents' rooms and shared areas

Health services

  • Medication Management
  • Psychiatric care
  • 24 hour nurses: We have 24 hour nurses.
  • Hospice care

Room and housing options

  • 1-bedroom apartments
  • 2-bedroom apartments
  • Studio apartments
  • Housing extra: Cottages
  • Companion suites: We do not offer companion suites


  • Beauty/Barber shop
  • Computer room
  • Hiking trails
  • TV room
  • Gardens/outside patio
  • Parking for residents
  • Spa
  • Transportation for residents (shuttle bus or similar)
  • Coffee shop
  • Shared space where residents can host parties


  • Fitness
  • Arts, woodworking, craft
  • Organized offsite activities (outings, etc)
  • Music
  • Games
  • Stories
  • Religious services
  • Lectures and discussions
  • Book clubs
  • Wii sports competition
  • Tai chi
  • Yoga
  • Gardening
  • Cooking

Guest services

  • Guests can attend meals
  • Guests can stay overnight
  • Ample parking for guests

Cleaning services

  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry service for clothes
  • Laundry service for linens
  • Private services

Dining options

  • Meals delivered to residents' rooms
  • Meals in a shared dining room
  • Some residents have in-room full kitchens (including oven, etc.)


  • We charge monthly rent plus additional fees for specific care needs, as needed
  • Minimum rate: $3,800/month


  • Pets: Small pets allowed
  • Staff patient ratio: 5:01
  • Minimum age: 55

Financial guidance

  • We help families explore other financial options to afford senior living


  • Affiliations extra: Multiple Denominatons

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